David Long RIBA, FRSA Director

David graduated from the Polytechnic of Central London in 1989. He has worked for several practices based in London and Paris, including Brunet Saunier Architectes, Santiago Calatrava, and Kohn Pedersen Fox where he was appointed Senior Associate Partner. He has managed projects in a wide range of locations, including London, Paris, Frankfurt and Tel Aviv. In 2000 he set up David Long Architects.

Nikos Charalambous ARB, RIBA Senior Architect

Born in Greece, Nikos graduated from the National Technical University of Athens, before completing Part III from the University of Westminster. He joined DLA in late 2009, after working for BDP, Architects D.A.S., JSL Architects and Surface Architects where he was the project architect who delivered from detailed design to completion, the RIBA award winning Birkbeck Film Studies Department and the Queen Mary University Lock-keepers Graduate Centre.

Sophie de Renzy ARB Non-executive Director & Practice Manager

Sophie, who holds dual French-British nationality, graduated from the Polytechnic of Central London in 1989 where she first met David Long. She joined DLA in 2001 after working with Sheppard Robson and Prior Manton Tuke Architects in London, and previously with award winning Parisian practices Brunet Saunier Architectes and Bourgois Edeikins Turenne.

Alexis Bourrat DPLG Associate Architect in France

Alexis, who is French, trained at the Ecole d'Architecture in Nancy, completing his studies in 1982. Since then he has worked for several practices in France, notably Santiago Calatrava Paris office for 14 years where he was responsible for the Saint Exupéry train station in Lyon, the ‘Europe’ bridge in Orléans and Liège train station, Belgium. In 2005 he formed his own practice based in Paris and continues to collaborate with DLA on a number of projects on both sides of the Channel.

Oliver Perrott Photographer

Oliver is a freelance photographer based in Brighton. He grew up in Sussex and graduated from Brighton University in 2007 with a degree in photography. Since then he has worked as a freelance photographer specialising in shooting architecture, interiors and other projects in the design and manufacturing fields. He is also an experienced technical retoucher and offers these services alongside his photographic practice.

Attila Balogh 3D Visualizer

Attila is Hungarian and studied architecture at the Technical University of Budapest, graduating in 1999. He then worked with MM Muvek (MM Works) architectural practice in Budapest where he became a lead/partner architect. More recently, he has been living in Brussels and working as a visualizer and architect, contributing in several projects with other practices in Belgium, UK, Switzerland and Hungary.

Isabel Hankart ARB Senior Architect

Born in Belgium, Isabel has trained at Kingston University UEL and UCL. She joined DLA in 2008 after gaining experience in the UK, Germany, Belgium and the USA, as well as outside of architectural practice, ranging from R&D projects to being a construction volunteer, to develop her interests in sustainable design and construction. With a main focus on residential projects within the practice, her hands-on and user-centered approach has further led her to explore the design of inclusive environments, such as for dementia and autism care. Alongside DLA, Isabel has been involved with ‘Architecture for Humanity – London’ as Project Architect for the ‘Brixton Remakery’.